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  • "Don't bunt. Aim out of the ball park. Aim for the company of immortals." ~ David Ogilvy

  • "Be ready when opportunity comes. . . Luck is the time when preparation and opportunity meet." ~ Roy Chapin

  • "Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune." ?~ Jim Rohn

    "The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change." ~ Carl Rogers

    "It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are." ~ e.e. cummings

Beaverbrook Vimy Prize

The Beaverbrook Vimy Prize, is a prestigious two-week-long learning experience during which exceptional youth, 15-17 years of age, study the interwoven First and Second World War history of Canada, Great Britain, and France. Scheduled for August 2019 in Belgium and France, students will attend lectures, visit former battlefields, trenches and underground tunnels, as well as visit museums and cemeteries, and explore monuments such as the Canadian National Vimy Memorial.  Canadian, British, and French prize recipients will also participate in commemorative ceremonies and meet a few of the remaining veterans and members of the French Resistance. Applicants are required to submit the following: 1) an essay in response to a specific question, 2) a reflection piece based on artwork in the Beaverbrook Collection of War Art, 3) a personal statement video, 4) a resume and 5) a reference letter. The submission deadline is March 3rd, 2019. For additional information about the Beaverbrook Vimy Prize and how to apply, please visit www.vimyfoundation.ca/programs/beaverbrook-vimy-prize